Environment News: Gulf Oil Plumes Still a Threat?
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Gulf Oil Plumes Still a Threat?
November 8, 2010—Over the course of the summer, scientists detected large plumes of droplets of dispersed oil in the Gulf of Mexico, presumably from the BP oil spill that began in April. Are these plumes still a threat to the Gulf ecosystem?